Amazing stories about Berlin

Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH

    • 3.3 • 6 Ratings
    • Free

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The ABOUT BERLIN app tells fascinating stories that reveal Berlin’s eventful history.

Nowadays, dates, facts and figures are ten a penny. With this in mind, the ABOUT BERLIN tour guide has taken a new approach that brings history to life in surprising ways through storytelling. This free app presents locations and events that have played a key role in shaping Berlin’s image as the city of freedom.


The ABOUT BERLIN tour guide and city app put the focus on places that reflect a whole era through the lives of Berliners and their love of freedom. Every story, every location brings history to life, telling reallife tales of oppression and revolution, idealism and hedonism, innovation and decay, captivity and freedom.

The free ABOUT BERLIN city guide also takes you off the beaten track. Why? Because very few people know what lies behind these seemingly nondescript places – living history, fascinating stories, unknown aspects of politics, society and history in different periods. When you use the app, you can work your way through seven periods of Berlin history from 1871 to the present day and on into the future, or you can select individual stories and locations to explore.

AT A GLANCE: What makes the tourguide ABOUT BERLIN so special?
• SECRET TIPS – More than 300 gripping tales tell the story of Berlin’s eventful past
• BACKGROUND STORIES – Meticulously researched details of seven periods from 1871 to the future
• AUDIOBOOKS, PODCASTS AND VIDEOS – Multimedia content that brings Berlin's history to life
• HISTORICAL IMAGES – New, unusual visual materials in our tourguide
• NEW PERSPECTIVES – Sheds new light on the events of the city, its history and society

Find exciting places near you using the app's map function. Alternatively, you can put together your own individual discovery Tour.

The ABOUT BERLIN city guide offers exciting stories about over 300 selected sights that enrich your personal Berlin experience. Interesting multimedia content such as podcasts, audio books and videos provide varied entertainment.

You don’t need any previous knowledge of history to use the app. The ABOUT BERLIN city guide is absolutely suitable for school classes. But history buffs will also love the way the tour guide sheds light on little-known events and throws up surprising nuggets of information.

• All content provided free of charge
• Discover exciting places near you
• Explore our tours or create your own individual tour
• Favorites function
• Multimedia content
• Search for places and stories
• Available in English and German

We keep adding new stories, tours and highlights to the ABOUT BERLIN app. We also regularly make technical changes to sustainably improve your Berlin experience with ABOUT BERLIN.

We wish you a lot of fun in Berlin!

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PRIVACY: https://www.visitberlin.de/en/privacy-statement-app-about-berlin
CONTACT: app@visitberlin.de

What’s New

Version 1.2.2

We have made a few changes to improve your Berlin experience with ABOUT BERLIN. We wish you a lot of fun in Berlin!

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

LiozA21 ,

Dates are confusing

As a new resident of Berlin, with international guests coming to visit me, this app looks promising for sharing stories. However, the dates (specifically years) assigned to events don’t seem correct. As an example, the Berliner Dom was not finished in 1933 in time for the Emperor’s 24th wedding anniversary — yet that year is the one pasted to the top of that article. By 1933, of course, there was no emperor and Hitler had risen to power. If at least the article has the correct year, one could overlook the error in the heading, but as it is, the app doesn’t provide that information. This is true of other dates, too. In short, a thorough editing of dates in this app is necessary, and until that is done, users will need to use Google or Wikipedia to find more accurate information….

Developer Response ,

Dear Sir, we could not detect the date you mentioned. Our entry about the Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom) is about a moment in history from 1905, which is also the year on top of the article. You might notice, that some of the entries feature more than one year. That is, if the place to visit has played an important role in the history of Berlin in multiple years. Simply choose the year you are interested in and find the according story below. Thank you for using our app. The ABOUT BERLIN Team

Martha McFee ,


Had to download it for a German 3 class.

Developer Response ,

Thank you Meh, I hope you enjoyed the class and using ABOUT BERLIN!

Ana Gord ,

Not working

This app is not working. I installed app, but there is only one image and nothing more.

Developer Response ,

Dear Ana,

thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear you had problems with the installation. We will look into that. Once downloaded via internet, the app should contain more than 200 stories and 600 images you can view on/-offline. Perhaps you try reinstalling the app? I this case you need to remove the first installation and then install the app again. Should you experience any further problems, contact us on app@visitberlin.de

Best regards from Berlin,
The VisitBerlin team

App Privacy

The developer, Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Search History
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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